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‘Just Salute and Follow Orders’: When Secrecy and Surveillance Trump the Rule of Law

• http://original.antiwar.com, John W. Whitehead
 “The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. Presidents have turned to them when they can’t win the support of the Congress or the people, creating that unsupervised power so feared by the framers of our Constitution…” – Journalist Bill Moyers and White House press secretary under President Johnson (1988)

Question: How can you tell when a politician is lying?  Answer: When he’s moving his lips.

If that didn’t generate a chuckle, how about:

Q: Why is honesty in politics like oxygen?

A: The higher you go, the scarcer it gets.

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